Summer in Syracuse, NY invites locals and visitors alike to embrace the wonderful weather, beautiful street art, and live musical performances all while enjoying the benefits of outdoor dining in Downtown Syracuse. From romantic dinners with string-lit terraces to pub fare, or a quick bite to eat with friends - Downtown Syracuse has plenty of outdoor dining options to check out all season long! Plan your next patio party or casual food break experience with these Downtown outdoor dining hot spots:

Apizza Regionale

Wood-fired pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, artisan cocktails, and authentic Italian​ cuisine with a patio that features greenery and beautiful string lights.


Features both sidewalk and enclosed patio dining. Serving homemade pasta dishes with Italian-American flair. 

The Hops Spot

A burger bar and poutinerie with a deck for outdoor dining and over 200 craft beers.

The York

A trendy dining experience with a raw bar that you can enjoy outside in a stylish, industrial-chic space.

Kitty Hoynes

A traditional pub with Irish cuisine in a prime corner spot that features wrap-around outdoor seating. Stop by for a Guinness and stay for the ‘Irish Cannonballs’.

The Fish Friar

Offers a fresh summer menu with a large area for outdoor dining. Head over for Taco Tuesdays where they’re serving up fresh shrimp, haddock, and more made fresh daily.

Original Grain

Bowl-based meals, nori wraps, and avocado toast with a bright atmosphere that carries itself outdoors with eclectic colored seating.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Iconic BBQ and cocktails that you can enjoy picnic table style in a shaded area or in the sun. 

The Evergreen

With a cozy outdoor venue, this craft beer pub focus’ on perfecting delicious small dish plates using locally sourced products in Hanover Square. 


Outdoor seating right in the hub of Hanover Square where you can enjoy pub plates, pizzas, and more.

Modern Malt

Shaded outdoor seating with a fun atmosphere, unique menu, and lawn games including giant Jenga.

Funk n' Waffles

A jam band hot spot that lets you enjoy funky waffle-based dishes and some fresh air.

Darwin on Clinton

A lunch hot spot with shaded seating for the perfect midday break from the office. 

Oh My Darling

American comfort food with a twist and fun summer cocktails make this outdoor venue a great evening out with friends.

XO Taco 

Mexican dishes, margaritas, beer, and cocktails are served in a trendy, industrial-style space.


Tostadas, tacos, burritos, and margarita towers are presented in an artful, bohemian environment. Lots of outdoor seating during the warmer months.

The Salt City Market 

This food hall on Salina Street offers diversity in cuisine with ample tables outside to enjoy the fresh air with food, coffee, or a cocktail.

Press Room Pub

American-style restaurant and pub offering a full menu and bar. Their patio section features corn hole boards for fun afternoons and heated lamps for chilly evenings.

Shaughnessy's Irish Pub

Traditional bar food and sandwiches in a hip Irish pub offering ample bar, booth, and outdoor seating in the summer.

Board and Bar

The ultimate charcuterie spot grab a traditional or specialty board and head outside to one of their picnic tables for a perfect summer treat. 

New to the Area

Emerald Cocktail Kitchen

Syracuse's first official rooftop bar is open! New, right outside of downtown on the edge of Tipp Hill, the ECK is a 3-floor bar and dining experience! Enjoy a delicious cocktail and some small bites while taking in the beautiful Syracuse skyline.

Explore Syracuse, NY this summer